Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi commissioner for information and communication, has said Nigerians across the six geopolitical zones are calling on Governor Yahaya Bello to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Posting a picture of Yahaya Bello on Twitter on Saturday, Fanwo wrote: “He wants a great Nigeria. Nigerians want a great Nigeria. He has done it in Kogi State. So we know the deafening calls will bring about a defining moment for our nation. We are THINKING NIGERIA.”
Speaking to The Cable on the reason behind his Twitter post, the Kogi commissioner revealed that many Nigerians are calling on Yahaya Bello to seek for the nation’s number seat.
“The people are calling on him to run for president but he has not come out clearly to tell us whether he is accepting that clarion call or not,” he said.
“All over the six zones, we are having a lot of people calling on him to come and run. If you look at the people calling on him, it cuts across all parties and is not just an APC thing.
“He is a unifier. He is very capable and qualified, he perfectly fits into that bracket of what Nigeria wants.”
Fanwo continued: “In Kogi, we have diverse ethnic groups which were not unified; there was the challenge of insecurity and underdevelopment, but he came in 2016 and was able to unite the state.
“When you look at the economy, he has been able to inject a lot of dynamism into the economic management of the state and we are also looking into agriculture.
“When you look at the challenges of Nigeria – lack of unity, insecurity, economic diversification – he has the answer to them.”